Diane Crocker

Assoc Dean, Grad Studies
Faculty of Arts
Criminology

Faculty Member Information

Interests

Law and society, Rape culture, Restorative Justice, Violence Against Women, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, York University, 2002
M.A., Sociology, York University, 1997
Honour's Equivalency, Sociology, Dalhousie University, 1997
B.A., Anthropology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1992

Academic Work Experience

2015 - Present, Professor, Deptartment of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary's University
2013 - Present, Associate Dean-Student Affairs, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Saint Mary’s University
2007 - 2013, External Scholar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
2006 - 2012, Graduate Program Co-ordinator, Criminology, Saint Mary's University
2005 - 2015, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary’s University
2002 - 2007, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary’s University
2000 - 2002, Lecturer, Dept. of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary's University

Membership

2002 - Present, Canadian Law and Society Association

Honours

Named one of SMU’s “popular profs” MacLean’s Magazine - 2006
Named one of SMU’s “popular profs” MacLean’s Magazine - 2005
Student Paper Award Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association - 2001
Doctoral Fellowship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - 1999
Dean's Excellence Scholarship York University - 1998
Patricia Allen Memorial Fund Scholarship - 1998
York University Entrance Scholarship York University - 1997

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2014/01 - 2014/01, Guest Lecture
2012/03 - 2012/03, Guest Lecture
2012/01 - 2012/01, Guest Lecture
2011/02 - 2011/02, Guest Lecture
2006/03 - 2006/03, Guest Lecture

Scholarly Contributions

Book Reviews

Crocker Diane. (2010)"Review of Imaginary Penalties", Imaginary Penalties, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 107-108
Crocker Diane. (2008)"Review of Feminism, Law, Inclusion: Intersectionality in Action", Feminism, Law, Inclusion: Intersectionality in Action, Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal 32:2
Crocker Diane. (2002)"Review of Who Owns Domestic Violence?", Violence Against Women 8:5, 625-628
Crocker Diane. (2001)"Review of Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: Original Feminist Readings", American Society of Criminology-Division of Women and Crime Newsletter

Book Chapters

Crocker Diane. (2001). "Researching Nineteenth Century Domestic Violence: Two Case Studies", Feminism(s) on the Edge of the Millennium: Rethinking Foundations and Future Debates
Schuller Regina, Diane Crocker. (1998). "The Scientific Status of Research on the Sexual and Physical Abuse of Children", Modern Scientific Evidence, the Law and Science of Expert Testimony

Journal Articles

Crocker Diane. "Implementing and Evaluating Restorative Justice Projects in Prison", Criminal Justice Policy Review 26:1 (Spring - 2015), 45-64
Llewellyn Jennifer, Archibald Bruce, Clairmont Donald, Crocker Diane. "Imagining Success for a Restorative Approach to Justice: Implications for Measurement and Evaluation", Dalhousie Law Journal 36:2 (Spring - 2013), 282-316
Crocker Diane. "The Effects of Regulated Discretion on Police Referrals to Restorative Justice", Dalhousie Law Journal 36:2 (Spring - 2013), 393-418
Byers Michele, Crocker Diane. "Feminist Cohorts and Waves: Attitudes of Junior Female Academics", Women's Studies International Forum 35:1 (Spring - 2012), 1-11
Crocker Diane. "Counting Woman Abuse: A Cautionary Tale of Two Surveys", International Journal of Social Research Methodology 13:3 (Spring - 2010), 265-275
Byers Michele, Crocker Diane. "A Place at the Table and Voice in the Hall: Third Wave Feminism in the Canadian Academy", Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal 33:2 (Spring - 2009), 19-31
Crocker Diane. "Criminal Harassment and Law’s Transformative Potential", Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 20:1 (Spring - 2008), 87-110
Crocker D. "Regulating Intimacy: Judicial Discourse in Cases of Wife Assault (1970- 2000)", Violence Against Women: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal 11:2 (Spring - 2005), 197-226
Crocker Diane. "Regulating Intimacy: Judicial Discourse in Cases of Wife Assault (1970- 2000) (forthcoming)", Violence Against Women: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal 11:2 (Spring - 2003), 197-226
Crocker Diane, Kalemba Valéry. "The Incidence and Impact of Women’s Experience of Sexual Harassment", Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 36:4 (Spring - 1999), 541-559
Crocker Diane. "Innovative Models for Rural Child Protection Teams", The International Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect 20:3 (Spring - 1996), 205-211

Presentation

Crocker Diane. "Sexualized Violence: Innovative Approaches in Increasing Our Understanding", Promising Practices and Innovative Approaches: Women and Men Stopping Gendered Violence (Winter - 2014)
Crocker Diane. "Measuring the Success of Restorative Justice: Expanding the Evaluator’s Toolbox", Restorative Justice Symposium (Fall - 2014)
Crocker Diane. "Stories of Restorative Justice in Canadian Prisons: Dilemmas for Evaluators and Programme Designers", The 4th Global Conference Experiencing Prisons, InterDisciplinary.net (Spring - 2013)
Crocker Diane. "Forgiveness Behind the Walls: Stories of Restorative Justice in Prison", Critical Criminology Conference (Spring - 2013)
Crocker Diane. "Honoring Diverse Attitudes Towards Crime ", Community Justice Society Conference (Spring - 2013)
Crocker Diane. "Measuring the Success of Restorative Justice", Critical Criminology Conference (Spring - 2012)
Crocker Diane. "Institutionalizing Restorative Justice in Nova Scotia", Canadian Criminal Justice Association (Fall - 2011)
Crocker Diane. "The Values of Restorative Justice Practitioners", Conference of the Institutionalizing Restorative Practices, a conference of the International Institute for Restorative Practices and the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice-Community University Research Alliance (Spring - 2011)
Clairmont Don, Crocker Diane. "The Reception of Restorative Justice by the Criminal Justice System", Conference of the Institutionalizing Restorative Practices, a conference of the International Institute for Restorative Practices and the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice-Community University Research Alliance (Spring - 2011)
Archibald Bruce, Clairmont Don, Llewellyn Jennifer, Crocker Diane. "Measuring Success: Research on Restorative Justice", Conference of the Institutionalizing Restorative Practices, a conference of the International Institute for Restorative Practices and the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice-Community University Research Alliance (Spring - 2011)
Crocker Diane. "Retribution, Punishment and Restoration: The Values of Restorative Justice Practitioners", Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice (Spring - 2011)
Crocker Diane. "Practicing Critical Criminology", Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting (Spring - 2009)
Crocker Diane. "A Place at the Table and a Voice in the Hall: Third Wave Feminism in the Canadian Academy", Educating Women/Women's Education in the Post-Secondary Context (Spring - 2007)
Crocker Diane, Cavicchi Jan. "The Canadian Anti-Stalking Law: Emerging Issues in Cases Involving Intimates", Canadian Law and Society Association (Spring - 2003)
Crocker Diane. "The Social Construction of Wife Abuse as a Crime: 19th Century Lessons for 20th Century Activists", Canadian Women’s Studies Association (Spring - 2002)
Crocker Diane, Byers Michele. "Who Are We Teaching?", Dalhousie Conference on University Learning and Teaching (Spring - 2002)
Crocker Diane. "A Genealogical Study of Wife Abuse as a Crime", Canadian Law and Society Association (Spring - 2002)
Crocker Diane. "Regulating Intimacy: Judicial Discourse in Cases of Wife Assault (1970-2000)", Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (Spring - 2002)
Crocker Diane. "Gendering Criminology: Implications for Research on Violence Against Women", LaMarsh Graduate Student Symposium (Winter - 2000)
Crocker Diane. "The Social Construction of Wife Abuse as a Crime: 19th Century Lessons for 20th Century Activists", American Society of Criminology (Spring - 1999)
Crocker Diane. "Blood in the Archives: Spousal Homicide in 19th Century Ontario", Graduate Association Conference (Fall - 1998)
Crocker Diane. "Predicting Sexual Harassment: Results from a National Telephone Survey", Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (Spring - 1998)
Crocker Diane. "A Short History of Wife Abuse: Tales from the Archives", Graduate Student’s Criminology Association Conference (Winter - 1998)
Crocker Diane. "Researching Sexual Harassment in the Workplace", LaMarsh Graduate Student Symposium (Winter - 1998)
Crocker Diane. "Trials, Tribulations and Truth: Researching Nineteenth Century Spousal Homicide", York University Interdisciplinary Feminist Colloquium (Winter - 1998)

Editorial Work

Crocker Diane, Johnson Val. (Ed.) (2010) Poverty, Regulation and Social Justice: Readings on the Criminalization of Poverty. Halifax: Fernwood Press

Other Publications

Crocker Diane. "Preliminary Report: Domestic Violence Court Pilot Project, Sydney, Nova Scotia"
Court Services, Nova Scotia Department of Justice (Spring - 2014)
Crocker Diane. "Final Report on the Parners in Healing Project"
John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick (Spring - 2013)
Crocker Diane. "Methodology Report: Domestic Violence Court Pilot Project, Sydney, Nova Scotia"
Court Services, Nova Scotia Department of Justice (Spring - 2013)
Crocker Diane. "Results-Based Management and Accountability Framework: Domestic Violence Court Pilot Project, Sydney, Nova Scotia"
Court Services, Nova Scotia Department of Justice (Spring - 2013)
Crocker Diane. "Crime in Canada" (Spring - 2012)
Crocker Diane. "Preliminary Report on the Partners in Healing Initiative"
John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick (Spring - 2012)
Crocker Diane. "Decision-Making about Restorative Justice: Report on a Survey of HRP Officers"
Nova Scotia Restorative Justice-Community University Research Alliance (Spring - 2012)
Crocker Diane. "Evaluation Framework: Pathways to Education"
Pathways to Education/Chebucto Connections (Spring - 2012)
Crocker Diane, Craig R. "Results from a survey of Staff, Volunteers and Board of the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program"
Nova Scotia Restorative Justice-Community University Research Alliance (Spring - 2011)
Crocker Diane. "Evaluation of the Restorative Options for Youth in Care Project"
Community Justice Society (Spring - 2011)
Crocker Diane. "Evaluation Proposal: Partners in Healing Initiative"
John Howard Society of New Brunswick (Spring - 2011)
Crocker Diane. "Evaluation of the Restorative Options for Youth in Care Pilot Project"
Community Justice Society (Spring - 2010)
Crocker Diane. "A Cautionary Tale of Two Surveys"
Feminism Counts: Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender (Spring - 2010)
Crocker Diane, Dobrowolsky Alexandra, Tastsoglou Evie, Keeble Edna, Moncayo Carmen, Tastsoglou Evie. "Security and Immigration, Changes and Challenges: Immigrant and Ethnic Communities in Atlantic Canada, Presumed Guilty?" (Spring - 2007)
Bennett M-A, Bernard P, Cameron J, Van Esch L, Lingley K, Crocker D. "Report from The Working Group on Student Success"
Vice-President Academic and Research Saint Mary's University (Spring - 2005)
Crocker Diane. "Criminal Harassment: Understanding Criminal Justice Outcomes for Victims"
Department of Justice Canada (Spring - 2004)
Crocker Diane. "Referencing Sources: Teaching by Example" (Spring - 2003)
Crocker D. "Active Learning and Teaching in University and College"
Teaching and Learning at Saint Mary’s (Spring - 2003)

Service: Institutional Committees

Ad Hoc Committee to Design Job Candidate Interviews, 2011/03 - 2012/03 (163)
Ad Hoc Committee to Design Learning Outcome for Methods courses, 2011/03 - 2012/03 (164)
Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Conflict Resolution, 2011/03 - 2012/03 (267)
Member, Senate Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Arts Representative, 2010/03 - 2011/03 (159)
Member, Senate, 2009/03 - 2010/03 (Member)
Honours Committee, 2009/03 - 2010/03 (166)
Newsletter/Open House/Web Committee, 2009/03 - 2010/03 (167)
Student Advisor, 2009/03 - 2010/03 (168)
Member, Quality of Teaching Committee, 2008/03 - 2009/03 (Member)
Hiring Committee, 2008/03 - 2013/03 (161)
Timetable Committee, 2008/03 - 2010/03 (165)
Member, Faculty Union Executive , 2008/03 - 2010/03 (169)
Graduate Program Committee, 2004/03 - 2013/03 (162)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Evaluation Consultant, Church Council on Justice and Corrections 2014/03 - 2014/03
Manuscript Reviewer, Feminist Media Studies 2014/03 - 2014/03
Member, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics Academic Advisory Committee, Statistics Canada 2013/03 - 2013/03
Manuscript Reviewer, Charlton Publishing 2012/03 - Present
Manuscript Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Law and Society 2012/03 - 2012/03
Manuscript Reviewer, Oxford University Press 2012/03 - 2012/03
Program Management Committee, Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program 2011/03 - 2013/03
Manuscript Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 2011/03 - 2011/03
Wrote an Evaluation Framework for their Pathways to Education program, Chebucto Connections/Pathway to Education 2010/03 - 2010/03
Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Law and Society 2010/03 - Present
Book Review Editor, Canadian Journal of Law and Society 2010/03 - 2013/03
Manuscript Reviewer, McGraw-Hill Ryerson 2010/03 - 2010/03
Manuscript Reviewer, Feminist Media Studies 2010/03 - 2010/03
Manuscript Reviewer, British Journal of Industrial Relations 2009/03 - 2009/03
Co-Chair, Mid-Winter Meeting, Canadian Law and Society Association 2009/03 - 2009/03